Uruguay created two goals in the first half, with a free kick from Luis Suarez and an own goal by Denis Cheryshev, while the last goal was born from Edinson Cavani’s left-footed goal.
This victory makes Oscar Tabarez squad is now pocketed a perfect achievement of nine points in the group stage. In the first game they won 1-0 against Egypt, then beat Saudi Arabia 1-0.
Uruguay also became one of the two remaining teams that have not conceded in the 2018 World Cup, other than Croatia.
In the next game, Uruguay will face Group B runners-up whose ticket to 16 Great is still contested Spain, Portugal, and Iran.
Facing Russia, Oscar Tabarez swapped four of his core players. Sebastian Coates, Diego Laxalt, Lucas Torreira and Nahitan Nandez came on for Guillermo Varela, Jose Gimenez, Carlos Sanchez and Cristian Rodriguez. Meanwhile, Russia coach rested three core players.
The game has been running for nine minutes, Uruguay are ahead by a free kick Suarez leading to the bottom right corner of the goal.
Previously the referee gave the ball off for Uruguay after Rodrigo Bentacur was violated by the Russian players.
Uruguay then added advantage in the 23rd minute through an own goal Cheryshev.
From outside the penalty box, Diego Laxalt shot towards the goal, but the ball had time to hit Cheryshev’s leg so it turned toward the goal.
In a disadvantage, Russia then had to play with 10 men in the 35th minute after the referee gave a second yellow card to Igor Smolnikov who ‘cut’ Laxalt from behind. Previous Smolnikov got the first yellow card in the 27th minute.
Uruguay is even more comfortable in the ball, although not many opportunities. Included in the beginning of the second half. However, Tabarez maintains two spearheads Suarez and Edinson Cavani, as well as several other core players.
Cavani himself looks insistent to score a goal because in two previous games he had never recorded a name on the scoreboard.
ruguay created a good chance through the foot of Arteim Dzyuba in the 74th minute. Merangsek into the penalty box, he then kicked hard, toward the corner of the goal, but the ball just deviated out.
One minute before the end of normal time, Cavani finally get the goal he wants.
Starting from a corner kick, the ball was struck by Diego Godin’s hard head which was blocked by Igor Akinfeev. Cavani who was in front of goal then grabbed the ball gag and kicked him into the goal.